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Understanding the 203K Rehab Loan Understanding the 203K Rehab Loan

By Malcolm Rivers

The 203K rehab loan is applied to properties that require a certain amount of work on it in order to become habitable. Inside, we highlight some of the major factors you'll need to know about this type of loan; how to apply for one, what it can do for you, and how properties become eligible for a 203k loan. Keep reading to find out more!

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Michigan First-Time Homebuyer Programs Michigan First-Time Homebuyer Programs

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

The economy and housing in parts of Michigan is depressed, making it difficult for first-time buyers. Help is out there if you know where to look. Inside you'll find out about first-time homebuyer programs in Michigan that lend a hand with loans, down payments and more.

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Investing In Detroit Investing In Detroit

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

With the backing of a few billionaire investors, Detroit is making a comeback. Software engineers are in high demand and the automobile industry is rebounding. Inside, we look at the pros and cons of investing in the Detroit real estate market

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5 Smart Ways To Improve Your Credit 5 Smart Ways To Improve Your Credit

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Lenders rely on the information reported on your credit report to determine your credit worthiness. The data collected affects your ability to get a loan or credit card or rent a property and is represented as a credit score with the highest score being 850. Inside, we offer five smart ways to improve your credit.

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5 Tips For Buying A Foreclosed Home At Auctions In Michigan 5 Tips For Buying A Foreclosed Home At Auctions In Michigan

By Tabitha Naylor

A foreclosed property bought in a local auction, with a few upgrades and repairs, can become a profitable venture. Participate in a Michigan foreclosed property auction, and you might just come across the house of your dreams. Inside, learn how to buy a great home through foreclosed home auctions in Michigan.

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Homebuying 101: A Checklist Homebuying 101: A Checklist

By Mary Lamphere

Buying a home is a process, one that requires persistence, knowledge and organization. Inside, we review some of the crucial steps you need to take before getting the keys. Follow these steps toward the purchase of your new home!

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The Benefits of a Brick Home The Benefits of a Brick Home

By Mary Lamphere

Despite the increased costs for construction, brick homes offer an array of benefits to homeowners, from durability to ease of maintenance. Inside, we highlight some of the major benefits of brick home construction.

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How Long is Your Appraisal Good For? How Long is Your Appraisal Good For?

By Mary Lamphere

If you're thinking of selling your home or refinancing and you've already had a real estate appraisal completed, pay close attention to your lender terms regarding how long that appraisal will be considered valid and acceptable for use in determining your home's value.

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How To Become A Real Estate Agent in Michigan How To Become A Real Estate Agent in Michigan

By Colleen Colkitt

Want to become a real estate agent in Michigan but don't know the specifics? Read up on the latest procedural details to make sure you don't miss a step!

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Yes, It's Possible: Buying a Home With Bad Credit Yes, It's Possible: Buying a Home With Bad Credit

By Colleen Colkitt

Trying to buy a home but think your credit will stop you? Even with bad credit you may be able to purchase a home with the help of certain types of loans! Inside, we present some of the buying options available to those with bad credit.

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